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NEWS REPORT FOR APRIL 3, 2009
For more than 20 years, we at the Media Research Center have been documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias through our various news and research divisions.
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The liberal media have seized on the First Couple’s trip to London for the G-20 summit as yet another opportunity to revel in Obama-gasmic rapture—reporting in seemingly choreographed unison on what they are calling our “American Royalty.”
On NBC’s Nightly News, Brian Williams referenced the Obamas’ “star power” and was positively glowing as he set up his version of the Obama puff-piece:
“One London paper today called them ‘American Royalty.’ The President’s one thing, but millions of people are just watching Michelle Obama, wondering what she will wear, wondering where she will show up next.”
The CBS Evening News couldn’t resist the First Lady either, devoting an entire full-length “news” segment to what they dubbed “Michelle Mania.” Katie Couric giggled: “The British give America’s First Lady a welcome fit for a Queen.”
This is just a sampling of all of the “hard-hitting” coverage the “Lamestream Media” have delivered on the Obamas’ trip. In fact, so saccharine sweet and singularly fixated were their accolades one could almost forget the world of economic turmoil, suffering and strife “America’s Royalty” had just left behind.
But then again, isn’t that exactly what the liberal media want us to do?
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+ + Leading Dems Question Obama’s Authority for Auto Plan
While the liberal news outlets were delivering ridiculous Obama love missives from across the Pond, the Media Research Center’s CNSNews.com was once again doing real reporting on the important issues. Like President Obama’s highly questionable takeover of Chrysler and General Motors.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told CNSNews.com that he does not know from where the President gained legal authority to oversee a restructuring of the two giant auto makers.
“I don’t know, technically. I would be kidding you to mouth some words on that, because I don’t know technically where that authority would be,” Hoyer said.
Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) said that he was somewhat surprised that the Administration never consulted with him about its auto industry takeover plan despite his key committee Chairmanship, and that he had only “been reading about it in the papers basically.”
The Obama Administration is executing its Chrysler/GM takeover as a part of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) that Congress enacted last year specifically to bail out financial institutions—and not other businesses such as auto manufacturers. When President Bush asked Congress last fall to approve legislation authorizing him to use TARP money to bailout the auto industry, Congress rejected his request.
President Obama, of course, never asked for Congressional approval. He just did it.